A while ago I did some testing comparing Alcohol Ink Backgrounds and the same ideas using Copic Various Ink Refills. I discovered at that time that the techniques can be used with Neenah cardstock if the paper is saturated with colorless blender first….so today, I have some more playtime to share to expand on that idea!

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The first one was with light colors, and the texture created was very subtle. Coloring the flowers on top of the light color was very easy even with light colors.

I created the sentiments for each card using the “Hello Brushstroke” die from Ellen Hutson – diecutting with ScorTape on the back of it so it became a sticker, then adding Glossy Accents. This first one I stuck down in the wrong spot – it wasn’t centered, but wasn’t off-center enough to look intentional, so I created an exclamation point  by using half an H to make it! Each sentiment was covered with Glossy Accents.

Richer colors (RV04 and V04) made for a more powerful color comb0 but coloring in flowers was a little more challenging. The texture is mostly smooth after tilting the paper to keep it from settling in one area more than another.

Each panel was cut down to layer on a black panel which was edged with gold Delicata ink (tapping the pad along the edge of the paper) then popped up on dimensional adhesive on black card bases.

Last but not least, my favorite – I didn’t worry too much about coloring into the flowers and leaves except a choice few petals and leaves. I love that the inks settled in more textured patterns since I didn’t swish it around as much while wet.


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